Blaze Tama Blaze Tama - 4 years ago 783
Android Question

How to change git branch in Android Studio

I have 2 branches in my gitlab project. Now I'm on the master (default) branch. I want to change it to another base, this is what I tried:

When I go to

VCS -> Git -> Branches
, and click
Checkout tag or revision
I always get an error :

pathspec 'my branch' did not match any files known to git

What should I do? All I want to do is to change the
and do a

Answer Source

To checkout a different branch from within Android Studio:

Under VCS -> Git -> Branches you will see this screen

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under Local branches you will see the local branches you can checkout. At the very bottom you see the currently checked out branch (in my case master). To checkout a different branch, select it and click Checkout.

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In my example I only have one other local branch, named test. That is why it only shows that one.

After checking out a different branch, this window will pop up in the bottom of the screen

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In order to get your GitLab's remote branches to show up in Android Studio, you first need to fetch them:

VCS -> Git -> Fetch. After that, it will show up

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